Evaluation of UAV autonomous flight accuracy when classical navigation algorithm is used

    Ramūnas Kikutis Affiliation
    ; Jonas Stankūnas Affiliation
    ; Darius Rudinskas Affiliation


This article examines and shows mathematical results of classical algorithm, which is used for small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) navigation. The research is done with mathematical UAV model, which eliminates aerodynamics while the chosen flight path is followed by using vector field method. Lots of attention is dedicated to show possible flight path error values with representation of modelled flight path trajectories and deviations from the flight mission path. All of the modelled flight missions are done in two-dimensional space and all of the collected data with flight path error values are evaluated statistically. The most possible theoretical flight path error values are found and the general flight path error tendencies are predicted.

Keyword : navigation, algorithm, flight path error, small unmanned aerial vehicle, statistical evaluation, dynamic model

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Kikutis, R., Stankūnas, J., & Rudinskas, D. (2018). Evaluation of UAV autonomous flight accuracy when classical navigation algorithm is used. Transport, 33(3), 589-597.
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